Country information for Sweden - Ministry of Education and relevant departments

Address: Regeringskansliet, 103 33 Stockholm, Sweden


Department of Education

Address: Utbildningsdepartementet, Drottninggatan 16, 103 33 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 405 10 00
Fax: +46 8 723 11 92


Education Department

Address: Skolverket/The National Agency for Education, 106 20 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 527 332 00

Special Education Department

Address: Specialpedagogiska skolmyndigheten / The National Agency for Special Needs Education and Schools, Box 1100 , 871 29 Härnösand, Sweden
Contact persons: Lars-Åke Larsson and Elisabeth Högberg
Phone: +46 10 473 50 00
Fax: +46 10 472 66 42

Inspection Department 

Address: Skolinspektionen/The Educational Inspectorate, Box 23069 , 134 35 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 586 080 00


Other relevant contacts

The Ombudsman for Children

Target group: The Ombudsman for Children in Sweden is a government agency tasked with representing children regarding their rights and interests on the basis of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Address: Barnombudsmannen, Box 22106, 104 22 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 692 29 50
Fax: +46 8 654 62 77


The Discrimination Ombudsman

Target group: The Equality Ombudsman (DO) is a government agency that seeks to combat discrimination and promote equal rights and opportunities for everyone
Address: Diskrimineringsombudsmannen (DO), Box 3686, 103 59 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 120 20 700
Fax: +46 8 120 20 800


The Swedish Agency for Participation 

The work of the Swedish Agency for Participation is to ensure that disability policy will have an impact in all corners of society.  They work on the premise that everyone is entitled to full participation in society, regardless of functional ability. They do this by; monitoring and analysing developments, proposing methods, guidelines and guidance, disseminating knowledge, initiating research and other development work, and providing support and proposing measures to government.

CERTEC - Center for Rehabilitation Engeneering Research at Lund University

Target group: All groups of people with disabilities
Address: Box 118, 221 00 Lund, Sweden


Centre for Disability Research / Uppsala University

Target group: Disability studies in a broad sense - all groups of people with disabilities
Address: Centrum för forskning om funktionshinder vid Uppsala universitet, Uppsala Science Park, SE- 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden

Uppsala University:

Örebro University:

Linneaus University:

Jönköping University:

Karlstads University / Inst. för utbildningsvetenskap:

Malmö University:

University of Gävle:

Mid Sweden University:

Umeå University:

Stockholm Institute of Education:

Gothenburg  University, Department of Education, Unit Special Needs Education:

Support Organisations

The Swedish Disability Federation

Target group: The united voice of the Swedish disability movment (39) before government, the parliament and national authorities
Address: Funktionsrätt Sverige (earlier Handikappförbunden), Box 1386, 172 27 Sundbyberg, Sweden
Contact person: Annika Nystrom Karlsson
Phone: +46 8 546 404 00
Fax: +46 8 546 404 44


BRIS - Children's Rights in Society

Target group: BRIS’ support services is to strengthen the rights of children and young people and improve their living conditions which is done with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as a guide. BRIS shall support vulnerable children and young people in particular, and provide opportunities for children and young people to conduct a dialogue with adults
Address: Sveavägen 38, 5tr, Box 3415, 103 68 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 598 888 00
Fax: +46 8 598 888 01


Research Unit CHILD, Jönköping University

Target group: Research in children within Special Needs Education and Disability Research
Address: Jönköping University, CHILD, School of Education and Communication, Box 1026, SE 551 11 Jönköping, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0)36 10 13 76 (CHILD Research Coordinator)

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